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Admission requirements for studies at university in Denmark

General requirements

First cycle studies (bachelor's)

If you have successfully completed upper secondary studies in one of the signatory countries of the Lisbon Convention, are in possession of a valid school leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in your home country, you may also qualify for higher education studies in Denmark. However, you are requested to prove your level of English and/or Danish. In some cases, you are also requested to take additional qualifying courses.

Second cycle studies (master's)

If you are applying for a master's program at an institution in Denmark, you are required to be in possession of a relevant bachelor's or equivalent degree diploma.

Third cycle studies (PhD)

In the event you are applying for doctoral studies at an institution in Denmark, you are required to be in possession of a relevant diploma or master's degree program.

Language requirements to study at university in Denmark


If you are a student from another Nordic country, you don't need to take a Danish test. However, if you are not a Nordic student, you will need to prove you are proficient in Danish both orally and in writing. In some cases, you may be requested to pass the exam "Studieprøven i dansk som andetsprog" ("Study Test in Danish as a Second Language"). In general, you should always check the language requirement with your host institution because it may vary depending on the study program you will be taking.


Additionally, you may also be requested to take course a in English if you don't have the necessary level of command to successfully complete the selected study program. You should therefore check with your university if your current level of English is sufficient. For the majority of programs in Denmark, you will be required to have a level of command of English equivalent to a B1/B2 according to the Europass Language Passport scale.

Minimum grade requirement to access higher education studies in Denmark

For some competitive study programs, students may be ranked based on their grade point average from their previous studies. Therefore, always check with your Danish university or college about the minimum passing grade you need to meet.

You may use the European grades comparison chart to learn how you would score in Denmark.

Source: Cirius (Cirius is an institution dependent of the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and it is responsible for supporting the internationalization of education and training in Denmark.)

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